The purpose of Title II, Part A is to increase student academic achievement consistent with the challenging state academic standards; improve the quality and effectiveness of teacher, principals, and other school leaders; increase the number of teachers, principals, and other school leaders who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools; and provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders.
Uses of Funds
Develop, implement, and improve rigorous, transparent, fair evaluation and support systems
Support the effective recruitment, selection, hiring and retention of effective educators
Recruit qualified individuals from other fields to become educators
Reduce class size to a level that is evidence-based
Provide high-quality personalized professional development that is evidence-based
Develop programs and activities that increase educators’ ability to meet the needs of all learners
Support activities and programs that increase educators’ ability to meet the needs of students through age 8
Carrying out in-service training for school personnel
Support the instructional services provided by effective school library programs
Develop feedback mechanisms to improve school working conditions
Carry out other evidence-based activities that meet the purpose of this title.
Developing and implementing new teacher, principal, or other school leader induction and mentoring programs
Providing high-quality professional development that is evidence-based for educators on activities such as effectively engaging parents, families and community partners, promoting high-quality instruction in STEM, etc.
Developing and implementing strategies to improve the hiring and retention of a diverse workforce
Creating incentives for effective educators to teach in high-need schools and ongoing incentives for such educators to remain and grow in such schools
Providing in-service training to all school personnel regarding how to recognize child sexual abuse, trauma, and mental illness, linking children to appropriate services, and addressing issues related to school conditions
Providing training to support the identification of gifted and talented students and instructional practices that support the education of such students
NOTE: Funds made available under Title II, Part A shall be used to supplement, not supplant, any other federal, state, or local education funds.